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    November 13, 2012
    5:00 - 5:29pm PST  

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still under a couple feet of mud. but look at this, that is the adjacent neighborhood right here. virtually unscathed. the primary victims today were cars. >> it was a rushing river. >> reporter: when neighbors first heard it they thought it was a rain storm and then stepped outside and gawked. >> when you saw this rushing mudslide, what went through your mind? >> god, please help us. >> reporter: it wasn't an act of god but a pipe burst, sending 45 to you gallons of water some 300 feet down a hill creating a massive mud fall that consumed more than a dozen cars. the owners could only watch as the cars were buried up to their windows. it turns out no houses were damaged. residents were let back in a few hours later. arturo ramirez said he and his
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wife are grateful it missed their home by a whisker. >> i told her, right upstairs, they are watching you. if the mud went the other way, my house and these houses are going to fall down. >> you can see the pipe shoot off. >> reporter: take a close look from chopper 5. officials say it was this cast iron pipe connected to a reservoir tank that broke off at 4:20 this morning. the pipeline was made in the 1930s. >> you know we have an aging system and pipes in the ground that are probably close or past use for life. that is not uncommon in the bay area. >> reporter: city officials say they do the best to shore them up or replace them as time and money allow but they admit there are other aging pipes in the area that could also present a risk. >> i would say to the degree that we have all of these, not as much. but any pipe on any given day has vulnerabilities. >> so the clean-up continues
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now. most of the cars have been dug out. actually all of them have. it will take a much longer time to clean up the park. the investigation also continues. they are focusing on the age of that pipe as the cause for it to just sheer off suddenly early this morning. reporting live in daly city, joe vasquez, cbs 5. >> and coming up in 10 minutes, the type of coverage you should have on your car to be protected for something like this. and new details on the growing scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it has put a promotion on hold for the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on the story that is getting more complex by the day. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages
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of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the promotion. >> general allen and petraeus wrote letters for a custody battle for her sister and more
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is wanted on the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house-senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house said the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation and that the president has faith in general allen and thinks highly of his work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. well after a long weekend, washington back to work on the problem of pulling america back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. the new year will bring automatic tax hikes and drastic spending cuts unless congress can cut a deal. both parties agreed, new revenue streams are necessary. but they are at odds over where that money should come from. the president will meet with congressional leaders on friday in hopes of finding common ground. one of the most powerful democrats in congress will have
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something to say before then. house minority leader nancy pelosi is poised to plan her future plans tomorrow. grace lee on the tough choice facing the bay area politician. grace? >> reporter: well liz, the question is, is it coming to an end or not. and the minority leader is not saying. in fact she was coy earlier today said she can't tell the press before she tells her own caucus. but after a historic rise to the speakership, could this be her time to step aside. >> here they are, the freshman recruits. >> reporter: while introducing the new faces of congress, the subject shifted to nancy pelosi's future. will she stay on to lead her party? >> what time is it now? it is 2:00 on tuesday, i'm see you right here at 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information with you. >> reporter: pelosi will outline her plans to the democratic caucus tomorrow. it is her lack of answers that
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has sparked the washington guessing game. chris lee hane said that pelosi is at her most powerful and backed by her own party and she alone will decide her fate. >> most politicians don't ever get to make the choice of whether they want to stay or not stay. she actually can make that decision and ultimately it will be a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected in congress 25 years ago. sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002 she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later she took the tough spot for her party as minority leader. by 2007 she made history as the first woman to hold the position of speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her
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party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of her life. that is just who she is. >> i'll see you tomorrow at 10:00. or for those of you who are interested. >> reporter: playing to the press there. there are different scenarios that could play out if she chooses to stay and one of the pockets is -- the possibilities that she could fight the fiscal cliff and then retire. we'll know more tomorrow. founder of the mcafee virus company and the man wanted in a murder case claims he is innocent. john mcafee has been hiding from police in belize after his neighbor was found dead on sunday. officers say they just want to talk to him. he has not been named a suspect yet. mcafee told wired magazine he
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is moving every four hours to stay ahead of the police. he believes he is being wrongfully persecuted by officials in that country. a guilty verdict is handed down for a school cafeteria worker who attacked and sexual assaulted women in the mission district. a jury convicted frederick doser for sexual assaulting three women last year. the d.a. is calling the victims heroes for testifying in court. >> and i think that they deserve the credit for after having gone through an incredibly difficult incident, being able to have the courage to stand up for themself. >> he faces life in prison when sentenced next month. checking bay area headlines. walnut creek police have released bank surveillance photos of a suspect in a carjacking and abduction last week. this suspect and another man grabbed a woman as she was getting into her car, tied her
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up and blindfolded her and went to various banks and tried to get money from her accounts. the victim was released in oakland. both men are still at large. the strike is over. the company reached an agreement with the united food and commercial workers union after an all-night session. the details were not released but they said they were able to keep one of the most important benefits, health care. a popularity problem at new shopping destination. and the plan to deal with the overwhelming traffic causing back-ups in the east bay. and then a special delivery. mobile 5 is there as three oakland polices are reunited with the baby they delivered. gorgeous sunset out there now over san francisco. what a nice day today. we have more coming up. but say goodbye to the sunshine and say hello to the rainfall. i'll let you know when the rain will arrive coming up in the forecast. hello. it is dubbed the fat buster.
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green coffee extract becoming the hottest way to lose weight and tonight the questions raised about what people are really taking. ,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
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livermore is already one ofe 's biggest attr it has been open less than a week and the mall in livermore is already one of the bay area's biggest attractions. >> all of the shoppers means lots of traffic. how are they trying to cope with the onslaught, ann? >> reporter: everybody here expected paragon outlets to be a success. there hadn't been a new outlet center opened in california in more than a decade but this far exceeded everyone's expectations. >> we have to be lucky with parking as soon as we came in and someone was leaving. it is pretty busy with all of the people here. >> reporter: finding parking was unheard of at paragon outlets in livermore the last four days. more than 400,000 people showed up for the grand opening weekend and shopped. some stores broke corporate store records. one retailer pulled in $350,000
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in sales in one day. >> our whole store was pegged and the whole mall is pegged. >> it did exceed expectations and we knew people would be excited but we are very pleased with the results on the opening days. >> reporter: but the crowds caused traffic problems with cars lined up at the 580 exit. it was so bad brian and marianne waited until today to come by. >> we drove past it a couple of times and saw the freeway and it was a mess. >> it was insane on the weekend so we figured this would be a good day. >> reporter: police, chp and the center had extra resources on hand and made changes to the traffic flow. they hope over time people will realize there are multiple ways to get here and relieve some of the pressure on the el tro exit. >> i certainly hope that the vol that we saw this -- the volume that we saw this weekend is not snarled and people can get in and out of the center. >> reporter: 2,000 permanent
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jobs and 1500 seasonal jobs have been create and the center will generate $1 million in sales tax. livermore has already hired additional police officers and reinstated their gang and drug task force because they know the money is coming in. >> and it is going to get crazy again here next week. thanksgiving, on thursday, they open up the mall at 10:00 p.m. for 25 hours of nonstop shopping. in livermore, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. green coffee becoming the new diet craze. questions about what is really inside the fat-busting pill. and cars are back in their driveways but who is going to pay for damage like this? coming up what you need to know about your insurance before disaster strikes. a mass shooting at a seek temple. for the first time cops talk about how they confronted it.
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this, after a water main brk neighborhood dozens of drivers in daly city spent the day digging cars out of the mud. this is after a water main break flooded their neighborhood early this morning. cbs 5 consumer watch reporter julie wats is in daly city. >> julie, i'm thinking about the insurance adjusters, but what about the car owners? will insurance cover it? >> reporter: well the first thing you have to do is call your insurance company and know what kind of insurance you have. that is the next step for owners of cars like these. the fourth of the mud -- the force of the mud ripped the
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bumper off of this car and this isn't the worse of the damage. and what folks are doing, is calling to check exactly what type of insurance they have. it is a mess daly city car owners won't soon forget. a water main break that filled dozens of cars with mud. an inconvenience for silvia wilson but think it's won't cost her anything due to her coverage. >> i have flood coverage. >> reporter: united policy holders said she is lucky. >> it will cover damage that wasn't sustained in an accident. a falling tree, a mud flow, some is other unexpected occasion. >> reporter: she said most comprehensive coverage are protected and should file a claim immediately. it doesn't matter if you are parked on the driveway or the street and considering what it covers, comprehensive is a bargain. >> people come to us every day saying oh, my god, i didn't know that for an extra $20 a
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year i could have had this better coverage. >> i think it is sinking in more. >> reporter: so what about drivers who don't have comprehensive coverage? many of these cars have already been deemed a total loss. daly city officials say those drivers should submit a claim to the city within six months but there is no guarantee when they'll be back on the road. silvia expects to get her rental car today and considers herself lucky thanks to the comprehensive coverage. >> now i see how important it is. i didn't realize i had it and i'm glad i do. everybody should have it, i think. >> reporter: now most insurance policies do come with deductibles and daly city said it will cover those as well. all you have to do is submit a claim. on consumer watch, julie watts, cbs 5. quite the life already and he's only three days old. baby knolland came into the world at a gas station with the
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help of three police officers and now he's the talk of the town. ken bastida is live with more on the healthy boy and a special reunion. hey, ken. >> reporter: we got a little at little nolan today, what a cute little kid. and you're right, the way he came into this world was extraordinary. so dad, barry miller, and mom, kimberly thomas, were reunited with the three officers who helped deliver their new son, jeffrey sid, charles stone and sean bowling sat there beaming as if they were the parents that did all of the work and in a sense they did. this all started on friday night at about 6:30. barry came home and said he found his wife in labor. her contractions were two minutes apart and put her in a car and taking her to kaiser hospital when all of a sudden she said pull over at the gas station, we're having the baby here. he ran outside and found the officers on a meal break. they came and assisted him in delivering the baby and he
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said, man, he is glad they were there. >> i don't know -- if it wasn't for god putting these three officers in place, no matter what they were doing, that was just -- these three guys blessed me. no matter what happens, [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: jeffrey sid happened to be a nursing assistant for five years. he had that experience under his belt and said it came in handy. they were all happy, the little baby got a couple of teddy bears and a badge from the chief who said he expects him at the academy in a few years. that's the story from the east mont station here in oakland, i'm ken bastida, back to you. >> what a good baby. it looks like he slept through the whole thing. >> he was in a good mood, smiling. well you know the joke, slept like a baby last night, and woke every two hours crying. >> baby's first rainfall is going to be on friday.
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a couple of friday's for baby but now we're going to turn the corner. once we get finished with tomorrow you'll notice the change coming out. but what a beautiful sunset. this is our chopper out there showing you the high, thin cirrus cloud cover. a lot of jet con trails. the upper atmosphere is moisture but down at the surface, nice and crystal clear. beautiful shot of the colors of the sunset. and darker as you head toward the east. concord at 61. livermore 63. warm spot would be oakland right now at 68 degrees. not as chilly tonight. but you'll probably still have the heat turned on. concord, 44. fairfield 43, oakland 52 and mountain view 47. high def radar is completely dry, looking out about 250 miles, not seeing anything yet. we've been in a dry pattern since july 1st. i averaged all of the bay area together to one number. we are sitting at 44% of our normal rainfall. now that number will be much higher by next week because the pattern is changing. here is what we have going on
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right now. we are right on the northern fringe of an area of high pressure and that will keep the cloud cover north of the golden gate. once again tomorrow, high pressure and dry weather and sunshine again tomorrow. then low pressure moves in. once this kind of log jam in the atmosphere moves out, this low pressure area will move in. this is going to occur on thursday. cloudy on thursday, rain begins on friday. once the rain gets here it will be tough to shake. i'm looking at five straight days, five, with the rain chance beginning on friday. so we are sunny and mild tomorrow. clouds get here on thursday. the rain arrives on friday. tomorrow with the sunshine, it will be beautiful. livermore 72. san jose 72. nearly 70 in downtown san francisco. fremont, your high tomorrow is 70. cupertino 72. san mateo 69. antioch 71. pleasanton 71. san rafael, sunny and 71. and daly city 78 degrees. your extended forecast calls for cloudier conditions, a couple of degrees cooler on thursday. here comes the rain on friday.
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a pretty soggy weekend with the wettest weather coming in next monday into next tuesday. so the rain starts on friday. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,
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bean extract is the newest t craze. pop one twice a day and you can lose weight without even trying. green coffee bean extract, the newest diet craze. >> dr. kim reports doctors are concerned about what you are really taking. >> a few months ago roberta lou went on facebook and saw an ad about a fat buster. >> if you can take two pills a day, you are in. >> reporter: online she found a ton of them for sale. >> so i clicked on it and i ordered it. >> reporter: without changing her diet or adding exercise. >> i lost my belly fat and ten pounds in two months without even trying. >> reporter: what is she taking? green coffee extract. green coffee extract comes from unroasted or green coffee beans. what is in them? >> caffeine, a well-known
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stimulant, but the beans also contain chloro genic acid, a substance believed to help boost your metabolism of fats and carbs. 16 subjects lost more than 10% of their body weight in five months, but some experts are voicing strong concerns. >> i worry that we don't even know the right dose to take of coffee extract. >> reporter: dr. mark hellerstein is a scientist at uc berkeley and said the study is too small to draw any conclusions and warns of consequences. >> people want to take it now, i would be careful. we don't know if -- about toxicity. >> or what is in them. they don't even contain the amounts listed on the label and the fda issue aid warning how one brand contained a hidden prescription of appetite suppressant. dr. william stewart runs the institute for health and healing where complimentary treatments are valued but he has too many questions about
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the extract. >> i'll be much more comfortable recommending it to people when i see further data. >> reporter: as for roberta -- >> i'm on my third month and i plan on sticking with it. >> reporter: robert said she has experienced no side effects but we don't know about long- term use or what happens when you stop taking it. exercising and cutting calories is still the best way to lose weight. >> thanks, kim. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a greener alternative at the pumps. where bay area drivers can now filler u i'm daya king, here is what we're working on for the 6:00 news. a greener alternative at the pump. where bay area drivers can filler up on fuel produced from algae. and it is great exercise but you could get hurt in the long run. the technique to avoid injury and why you should think of eggs. we'll have that and more at 6:00. >> eggs it is. >> not to eat though. >> oh. >> see you in 30 minutes, dana. cbs news and scott pelley coming up. >> for the latest news and weather go to cbssf.com. >> scrambled eggs with peppers and mushrooms. >> sauteed onions. >> pretty. look at that. director now threatens the commanr